After ordering far too many new books recently and swapping the bedrooms in the house around, it was time to organise and arrange my books. There were a couple of problems with this.
Bibliophile & Decorator Problems:
1. I have too many books to fit on the shelf
2. I actually want it to look pretty
So how do you organise a bookshelf when you're a decorator and a bibliophile?
Organise by colour!
See how my shelves are now colour coordinated?
Of course it would have been a splendid idea to have before and after shots so you could see just how messy my shelves were before this process... but seriously, no one wants to see that! It was horrible and looked completely overrun.
Plus I'm a bad blogger and didn't think this thing through.
Yes bibliophiles, you read that right!
25 Extra Books!
That means that you have my permission to go out and buy as many new books as you like! You won't have to feel guilty about piling up books in odd spaces all over the house either. How awesome is that!
10 Places I have been known to put books when I didn't have enough shelf space:
- On the kitchen counter
- Under the bed
- Piled up on the floor
- Under the computer
- On top of stereo speakers
- On top of chairs
- Piled up high on the dining room table (leaving no where to eat)
- In cupboards
- Randomly strewn about the house
- And of course next to the bed to make it look like I was going to read them... when I wasn't.
Do you have a favourite way of styling your books on the shelves, or a special trick or tip for freeing up that ever so precious bookshelf space?
Let me know!